Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “accept”

accept

verb   /əkˈsept/
B1 to take something that someone offers you: He accepted the job . He won’t accept advice from anyone.
to say that something is true , often something bad : He refuses to accept that he made a mistake .
accept responsibility/blame to admit that you caused something bad that happened : I accept full responsibility for the accident .
(Definition of accept verb from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “accept” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cookery

the skill or activity of preparing and cooking food

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More